Monthly Archives: January 2013
Twitter has suspended an account run by Somalia rebel group Al shabaab a few days after the group posted graphical photos of a French soldier they killed in Mali.
Cord Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga still leads in the presidential race with 46% approval according to the just released Ipsos Synovate poll.The ODM leader has improved by 12% from the last poll released in December with 34%. Infotrak poll released recently showed Raila was leading with 51%.
The Media Council of Kenya,the government watchdog that oversee the watchful media has released a terse statement castigating the Star newspaper for publishing a photo of a woman and her one year old daughter felled in a field by raiders at Kibusu village in Tana River.
12 January 2012
For Immediate Release
Adherence to Journalism Ethics: Intrusion into Grief
The Media Council of Kenya expresses our displeasure with the blatant contravention of the Media Act Cap 411B and in particular the Code of Conduct for the Practice of Journalism by the Star.
The newspaper’s lead photo in the 11th January 2013 edition was grossly insensitive, unprofessional and an open disregard for journalistic ethics and human rights.
The use of the photo breached a number of articles in the Code and specifically:
Sally Margaret and her one and a half year-old daughter Patience Daniel bodies lay in an open field after an attack at Kibusu village in Tana Delta region of the Kenyan Coast.
Kenya National Police Service Commission has suspended top Rift Valley cops over the Nakuru fake policeman.
Rift Valley PPO John M’mbijiwe is among those who were axed. The PPO has been photographed several time with the imposter Joshua Waiganjo.